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Cafe Lalo

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Upper West Side
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201 W 83rd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10024-4931
+1 212-496-6031
08:00 - 02:00
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Sun 09:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 02:00
Fri 08:00 - 04:00
Sat 09:00 - 04:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

At the end of a long day of museum walking and dealing with the rain this cute cafe was the perfect stop before going to the theatre. They have a wide range of choices for food - soup/sandwiches/frittata and their sweets and coffee selections are to die for!

Thank Ellen P
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service is terrible! Don't let Anastasia be your waitress. Food is mediocre full of grease, location is great. I was charged twice for my food and then had to wait over 30 min to get a refund. Go to another location Tourist trap.

Thank J A
Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The title says it all. Went there on my last day in NYC for breakfast. We ordered 2 coffee and 2 egg and toast. Waited for more than 30 minutes for the coffee. My friend was famished by then and ordered a slice of cake. Another mistake, it took another 15 mins for them to serve the cake to us.... More 

Thank HarvardCatCat
Oulu, Finland
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Experience..and good one. for even other than only movie fans ;) Special, unique place for make stay. Coffee & Carrot cake, Old style lemode.

Thank joke8814
Singapore, Singapore
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108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some may say that this is a tourist trap but mind you, this place serves up good cakes. Tried their specialties for an evening dessert and were not bad at all. Good ambiance too. Came here late at night so it's not so busy and crowded.

Thank Busdik
Jersey City
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Lalo looks beautiful in the first glance with lots of colors with chocolate and pastry but when you look close and after you eat pastry, your perception changes. First of all, it certainly is not a Parisian cafe. At best, we can say eclectic touristy place. They put so many tables and chairs that in the weekend crowd, one... More 

Thank GreenSkunk
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Annual pilgrimage to Lalo for cake and great coffee disappointed this year. Service poor and cake and coffee delivered ten minutes apart. Very little gluten free choice for dessert. Not all that these days.

Thank Ann F
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

And if it is just about cheese cake I would rate even more, but since it is about all service then there is room for improvement! They can be faster especially with waiting line. Although there were empty tables when we came they left us to wait more then 10 minutes in the line. They were just disorganized. We were... More 

Thank Vukosava C
Scottsdale, Arizona
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This place has amazing desserts and pastries Amazon prime now will get your order ready for you Highly recommend

Thank DrSuess
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

뉴욕 여행 중에 가장 기대한 디저트 집이고 그래서 가장 실망한 곳입니다... 가장 유명하다는 딸기 나폴레옹, 레드벨벳 치즈케이크를 시켰는데 둘 다 별로. 맛대비 양대비 가격은 너무 비싸구요. 만들어두는건지 뭔지 몰라도 두 케이크 다 오래된 맛이 났고 특히 나폴레옹은 축축눅눅했습니다... 가게 안도 시장 바닥처럼 시끄러웠고 물컵에는 빨대 껍질이 떠다니질 않나... 비추합니다. I was so expected for here, But disapointed soon... We had... More 

Thank Koeun L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 04:00
09:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W 83rd St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10024-4931
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-496-6031

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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